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Woods College of Advancing Studies


master of science in administrative studies


The Administrative Studies program is open to graduates of fully accredited liberal arts colleges regardless of undergraduate major.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)
  • GRE, GMAT, or MAT scores (optional)
  • Personal Statement   
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Application and Fee ($45)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the areas of computer applications and statistics*

*Evidence of proficiency must be provided in one of two ways:

  1. Passing with a C- or better previous coursework in these areas (e.g., statistics or computer based course) OR
  2. Professional experience that is detailed and documented in a letter of recommendation from one's workplace (from within the last five years of employment)


How to Apply

To be considered for admission and potential scholarships, applicants to the Administrative Studies Master's program are responsible for collecting and submitting all necessary application materials.  


Master's Application Checklist

Please mail or deliver all application materials to:

Woods College of Advancing Studies

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Application Deadlines

Applications may be submitted any time and are reviewed on a rolling basis during the academic year. (International students seeking a visa should apply at least 3 months prior to their intended start term, and can only be admitted for fall and spring semesters.)